|WNCT-TV Channel 9, Greenville NC
Sign-Off and Sign-on from
Saturday, 4 April 1998
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|Sign-off of eastern North Carolina's CBS
affiliate recorded off the cable while vacationing at
Topsail Island NC. The clip commences with a portion of
the encore of the Eyewitness News 11:00 newscast
featuring a story about the Pepsi-Cola Centennial
celebration at New Bern, N.C., the birthplace of Pepsi,
followed by brief sports and weather bits at the end of
the newscast. Normally, WNCT would sign off after the end
of the newscast, but eastern North Carolina was being
rocked by severe thunderstorms that particular Friday
night late. WNCT decided to put on a movie with
occasional breaks for weather information (I do not
remember the name of the movie). Around 4:00 AM, when the
movie ended, WNCT finally signed off. A minute or so of
color bars precedes the sign-on announcement, which aired
at 7:00 AM. When the Webmaster returned to Surf City in
the fall of 1998, WNCT-TV had ceased their weekend
sign-offs and joined the 24-7-365 crowd.
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